I have shown with the example of my demonstration labyrinth how the pattern of a labyrinth can be obtained. This was a one-arm labyrinth. Of course, it is also possible to transform labyrinths with multiple arms into the rectangular form.
I will show this here with the Compiègne labyrinth as an example (fig. 1). This is a labyrinth with four arms. It is presented with the walls shown. Erwin has already used this type of labyrinth in this blog (see related posts). In order to obtain the rectangular form, I will use the Ariadne’s Thread and apply method 2, as usual.
Fig. 2 shows the baseline situation. The labyrinth is represented by the Ariadne’s Thread with the entrance at the base and in clockwise rotation. The main axis and the side-arms are highlighted.
As can be seen in fig. 3, both side-arms on the left and right side are flipped upwards by about 1/4 of the arc of a circle. There they meet the upper side arm which remains unchanged. Only the main axis is split into two halves, and these are flipped upwards each by ca. Half the arc of a circle, where they attach to the side-arms.
Fig. 4 shows the straightening-out process and, as a result of it, the pattern of the Compiègne labyrinth.